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For a company or a public authority, being “project-driven” means that specific resources are allocated to well-identified objectives, means and expected results. This particular type of organisational arrangement departs from usual activities in order to develop a new product, service, or any other value-creating process. Projects therefore usually bring novelty, and this innovative dimension can carry some risk. They can also require specific know-how, and the set-up of dedicated partnerships.
In the fields of infrastructure, the environment, research & innovation or enterprise development, projects often entail cooperation and mixed financing between the public and private sectors. They require a project structuration that is mindful of the roles, constraints and expectations of each party, and an anticipation of evolutions throughout the project lifecycle. They also need to incorporate regulatory requirements that are specific to regulated sectors such as energy, telecommunications and transport.